Cityhood comment sought

first_imgThe council voted unanimously at Wednesday night’s meeting to create the committee. Meanwhile, the council is taking another step to explore cityhood. Two members of the West Ranch Town Council, plus one from the Castaic Town Council, will attend a two-day seminar in Sacramento this month dedicated to studying the formation of new cities. County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will pay the tuition for a couple of the town council members attending the seminar. Antonovich is also funding the $25,000 initial study looking at cityhood for the area. West Ranch Town Council member Ron Mechsner said the goal of the committee is to get more people talking about the area’s future. Mechsner said he only learned about the $25,000 study when Bossert announced it at last month’s meeting. STEVENSON RANCH – The West Ranch Town Council wants more residents involved in exploring the creation of their own city and is forming a committee to talk about the area’s future. About 15 to 25 residents would serve on the Citizens Advisory Group. As a $25,000 study on the possibility of forming a city from the communities of Stevenson Ranch, Westridge, Castaic and Val Verde gets under way, committee members will talk to residents about the study and get feedback, members of the West Ranch Town Council said. “We’re looking to get a very diverse, interested group of people who can analyze information,” Councilman Dave Bossert said. “We don’t know if there’s enough dollars and cents here to form a city,” he said. “So let’s get that information on the table.” The West Ranch Town Council asked anyone interested in sitting on the Citizens Advisory Group to attend the council’s March7 meeting. The committee is open to residents of all the areas proposed for cityhood. [email protected] (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Shah Prasad and Irani join PM Modi in front row in LS

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be joined by his cabinet colleagues Amit Shah, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Smriti Irani- all three first time Lok Sabha members- in the front row of the lower house, with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav retaining their front seats meant for opposition leaders.While Home Minister Shah and Law Minister Prasad had front row seats in Rajya Sabha before the general elections, it is for the first time Irani will have a front row seat in Parliament. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Women and Child Development minister, who was in Rajya Sabha before she defeated Congress leader Rahul Gandhi from Amethi, did not have front seat in the upper house. Rahul Gandhi retains his seat in the second row in lower house in the seat allocation by Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday. Union ministers –Nitin Gadkari, Sadanand Gowda, Narendra Singh Tomar, Arjun Munda and Arvind Sawant– have also got seats in the first row. From the opposition parties, Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and DMK leader T R Baalu were also allocated seats in the front row. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KAmong the bigger parties, leaders of JD(U), Trinamool Congress and YSR CP have also got front seats. The prime minister has a reserved corner seat to the right of the Speaker. Rajnath Singh, considered the senior most minister in the cabinet, will retain his seat adjacent to Modi. Senior BJP leaders like LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Sushma Swaraj had front row seats in the previous Lok Sabha but they will be missing this time as none of them contested the elections. Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda will also be missing from the front row as he lost his Lok Sabha seat in the elections. One seat in the front row has been kept vacant for the deputy speaker, who is yet to be elected.last_img read more

MONTGOMERY Ala AP – Gov Kay Ivey has named fo

first_imgMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Gov. Kay Ivey has named former attorney general Charles Graddick as the new director of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.Ivey made the appointment Friday under a new law that gives her the authority to appoint the director. He will take the position Sept. 1.Graddick is a former two-term Alabama attorney general and a circuit judge in Mobile County.Ivey said Graddick has dedicated his life to serving the people of Alabama and protecting the law.Graddick said his first goal is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the operation and make necessary improvements.Graddick will replace Eddie Cook as parole board director.Ivey and Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall in the most recent legislative session pushed legislation to make the director a gubernatorial appointee.(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)7/12/2019 11:45:23 AM (GMT -5:00)last_img read more